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Old 06-30-2011, 04:53 PM
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New Cooper S Owner in Madison, WI

Hello!

I just purchased with my wife a new '11 Cooper S in British Racing Green from MINI of Madison. Had an absolutely wonderful buying experience from Sean Schimmel - I highly recommend you seek him out if you're looking to add another to your stable.

When I had a Jetta GLI I used to cruise around with the Chicago MINI club, but now that I'm in Madison with a MINI this time I'm looking forward to getting to know some MadCity MINI folks.

Without further ado, pics!
(new 17" conicals with Continental Extreme DWs to come...)





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Old 06-30-2011, 05:45 PM
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Well, you chose your name, so when you taking your new toy to Road America?

BMCCA will be there this fall...
 
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:50 PM
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I think I'll have to make plans shortly... How much is the track day?
Room and board would be free at the in-laws, so it's just running it by the wife that needs to be finalized
 
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Congrats!! Nice brg MINI-and I'm totally unbiased (mine's brg too). Is Hammond named after the Richard "Hampster" Hammond from Top Gear?
 
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First thing you have to do is join BMWCCA, with that you'll then want to select Badger Bimmers as your local chapter. It's forty bucks a year, but the magazine alone (Roundel) is worth it. With the membership, the track days are available to you--they go to Blackhawk 2-3 times a year, and Road America every fall. Blackhawk is great for MINIs, Road America really favors the high HP cars, but it's still a blast in a MINI. And the BMWCCA is pushing to increase membership--MINI owners are very welcome there. In fact the chief instructor used to run a MINI with the club.

It's Oct 1 and 2nd this year, it's 260 bucks for one day, 425 for two. That includes a ton of track time, with an instructor, as well as classroom time. If you've never had any time on the track, do both days--you'll learn a ton! It's a fantastic experience.

My car is in the process of some serious work, but I have every intention of being there both days. They'll be at Blackhawk July 25th--that's a more laid back one day event--I'm going to TRY to make that, but I'm not sure if the car will be ready by then--fingers crossed it will be, it's my favorite track.
 
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by paddyh View Post
Congrats!! Nice brg MINI-and I'm totally unbiased (mine's brg too). Is Hammond named after the Richard "Hampster" Hammond from Top Gear?
The hampster himself, indeed!
I thought Clarkson only really worked if I owned a bugatti…
 
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